The NBC|National Broadcasting Company
's '''NBC Red Network''' (after 1942 the '''NBC Radio Network''') is a former American commercial radio network, which along with the Blue Network|NBC Blue Network
was founded in 1926. These were the first two nationwide networks established in the United States. Their major competitors were the CBS radio|Columbia Broadcasting System
(CBS), founded in 1927, and the Mutual Broadcasting System
, founded in 1934.
In 1943, NBC was required to divest one of its national networks, so it sold NBC Blue, which was soon renamed the American Broadcasting Company|American Broadcasting Company
(ABC). After this separation the Red Network continued as the '''NBC Radio Network'''. In 1987 NBC sold its remaining radio network operations to Westwood One (1976–2011)|Westwood One
, which continued using NBC identification for some of its programming until 2014. Beginning in 2016, NBC Radio News has been distributed in...